Thursday, 15 February 2018

Andean Sol superfoods review

You may remember that back before Christmas, I featured a new range of Chia Oils from Andean Sol. The company, who focus on sun-baked, South American superfoods, are on a mission to bring the rich taste of the Andes to UK meal times, and they sent through some more of their innovative products for us to discover.

A UK first, Organic Royal Quinoa is the king of the quinoa world when it comes to flavour and overall quality. Offering a fluffier texture and nuttier taste, it is packed full of nutrients and can only be sourced from the expansive salt flats of southern Bolivia. Available in two unique variants, Organic Tricolour Royal Quinoa RRP £5.99 and Organic White Royal Quinoa RRP £5.99, both can be used as a versatile side dish, a wholesome salad base or even an alternative to hot porridge.

Quinoa is high in fibre and iron, a source of plant protein, gluten-free and low GI, making it a great choice for those who need a free-from diet. I've been using it as an alternative to rice or couscous with dishes such as chilli con carne or Moroccan-style tagines, which works really well for the whole family.

Packed full of nutrients, Chia Seeds can be paired with salads, granola, pasta or even blended into a smoothie. Available in two variants, Organic Black Chia Seeds RRP £7.49 and Organic White Chia Seeds RRP £7.49, they are ideal for those who are looking for easy ways to add goodness to everyday meals.

I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of chia seeds, but on a recent work trip to Norway, I enjoyed eating a bowl of thick breakfast yogurt every day, topped with a scattering of various dried fruits and seeds including chia seeds. They make a great addition, in terms of taste and texture, and I've discovered that they can also be incorporated successfully into cookies and muffins without the kids even noticing ! They are high in Omega 3, Iron, Plant Protein and Fibre, gluten-free and non-GMO.

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Disclosure: I received the products in order to write an honest review.


  1. Great review. I usually add chia seeds with my smoothie. Thanks for sharing. Another great website to discover.


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